The Premier League title has eluded Manchester United since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, who masterminded the art of winning the league, in 2013. However, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has been tipped to bring back the glory day for the Red Devils.
Jose Mourinho reckons that Man United are in a better position to conquer the Premier League this season, reports Manchester Evening News.
There’s currently a myth dubbed as the second-season syndrome for Jose Mourinho – the Special One has won the league in his second season for all of the clubs he has managed. He did it at Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Porto and even Chelsea and there is now a general belief among the staunch supporters of the Red Devils that he could replicate similar feat for United this season.
Ahead of the his tight schedule for the season, Jose Mourinho has added three top- notch players to the rank of his team but he is poised to add one more player to the team before the close of the window.
“It’s not because I have always done it that I am going to do it,” Mourinho opined. “There’s no relation between clubs and countries and seasons and periods, so obviously there is no guarantee or I think I am going to win it because I’m in the second season, not at all.
“I just think naturally in a second season the manager knows the players better, knows the club better, not the league because I have been in it a long time.
“We are in conditions to to do quality work better than in the first season, so I am convinced [with] the second season that the quality of the team will be better, I have conditions to deliver a better one than the first.
“If that means results and a title then I don’t know.
“I think everyone – the top seven – are all in Europe. Last season two of them were not. This time we are all in the same basket and it’s going to be the same for everybody. Some okay have the luck to play Tuesday or Wednesday, or Saturday or Sunday, but in the end the number of matches will be the same for everybody.
“Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and have to play on the Thursdays but the top seven we are going to be in the four competitions, so no advantage for anyone of us.”
Manchester United begin their 2017/2018 campaign against West Ham tomorrow and Mourinho will be looking to start the League on a flying not. The Red Devils ended last season in sixth position on the Premier League table but they wont have the chance to qualify for Champions League if they don;t do better in the League this term.